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post #1 of 14 Old 12-30-2008, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Ammo cans on givi racks?

Looking to install 20mm ammo cans on givi my Givi racks for those times when the E21's cant quite pack everything I need on longer trips. Anyone have photos of how they managed to do it? Thanks for the help.

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Suppose I am going to piss some folks off.....but what is the deal with cheap ass ammo cans on a Strom????? They look absolutely horrible. Even a guy up in Boulder has been try to sell his (spotless) Strom with Ammo cans for a couple of months and can't get a bite....because, it looks cheap and crappy.

Heck...a strom isn't a Willys Jeep.

Ammo cans belong on a 10 year old KRL.....not a Strom...as fine a machine as it is.

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with what jnoflane2 said . . .

I've had a hard time understanding ammo cans and a few other tacky luggage farkles also. To each his own I guess.

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Well I will say this without sounding like a prick myself. As stated before, I currently have Givi E-21s mounted on the bike for around town/short trips. I am currently on active duty (12 years) and as some of you know, we donít make a lot of money. I'm usually on the road for work 8 months a year, so whatever extra money I have in my pocket, I like to spend on my wife and child when I'm home. Seeing that commercial boxes like trax run in the $500-$700 range, I feel like that money would be better spent on family. Unlike the original person who replied, I didnít buy a Strom because I thought it was "too pretty" to latch ammo can's on, I bought it because it was a cheap, good all around bike. I really donít care if someone else thinks it looks good or not, I want something that serves a purpose. If I wanted a pretty bike that I was more worried about looks, I would have purchased a HD or a BMW. So if anyone else would like to help out with advice, I would be appreciative.

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Looking to install 20mm ammo cans on givi my Givi racks for those times when the E21's cant quite pack everything I need on longer trips. Anyone have photos of how they managed to do it? Thanks for the help.
Check out this post. Maybe you could PM this guy and he would have advise or other photos for you. https://www.stromtrooper.com/showpost...3&postcount=96

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Maybe this is what you're looking for:

http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/...HTPMKXXXA.aspx

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Thanks Scott and Smoke, just the kind of info I was looking for

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Looking to install 20mm ammo cans on givi my Givi racks for those times when the E21's cant quite pack everything I need on longer trips. Anyone have photos of how they managed to do it? Thanks for the help.
I found another link for you Hank, this is the one that I remember seeing that I hoped to turn you to.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=22212


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Suppose I am going to piss some folks off.....but what is the deal with cheap ass ammo cans on a Strom????? They look absolutely horrible. Even a guy up in Boulder has been try to sell his (spotless) Strom with Ammo cans for a couple of months and can't get a bite....because, it looks cheap and crappy.

Heck...a strom isn't a Willys Jeep.

Ammo cans belong on a 10 year old KRL.....not a Strom...as fine a machine as it is.

Sorry, just had to rant!!!!......
Yes.. wouldn't want to ugly up a V-Strom by putting ammo cans on it. :rolleyes: Cheap, water tight, indestructable.. who'd want that.

He should get some of those ugly round plastic POS's that break when they hit the ground instead.

sorry just had to rant... :mrgreen:

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Thumbs up Heh, heh

No offense taken. I'm sitting here with the flu and everytime I get up to move around I get so dizzy I stumble and have to hold onto the wall or something. I like the ammo can idea, myself. Done right they don't look too bad at all. IMHO.

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